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Doura,

ancient city, Syria: see DuraDura
or Europus
, ancient city of Syria, E of Palmyra on a plateau above the Euphrates River. It is also called Dura-Europos or Dura-Europus. Founded (c.300 B.C.) by a general of Seleucus I, it prospered. In the 2d cent. A.D. the Parthians took Dura, and in A.D.
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Six more people were killed and 28 others were wounded when three improvised explosive devices went off near a restaurant in the Mahdiya neighborhood in Doura, police said.
Doura Society beat Zaytounah (3-1), and Abu Zraiq defeated Mulawah Link (3-0) during the opening matches held at Youth Park.
In the Doura district of southern Baghdad, a suicide bomber struck at a crowded market killing 12 people and wounding 25 others, police said.
The men were planning to blow up what would have been the eighth car bomb of the day on April 6 when police found them in Baghdad's southern Doura district, he said.
Another bomb wounded two civilians when it exploded while a police patrol passed in Baghdad's southern district of Doura.
I call upon those who left to come back and start a new life and work to rebuild the churches that were destroyed by terrorism," Ramzi Kourkis, who lives in the Al Doura neighbourhood in southern Baghdad, told Gulf News.
Shi'ite Naseer Al Saidi, 52, who works for the Ministry of Industry, let his home to a friend when he fled the mainly Sunni Doura district for the southern Nassiriya city.
Other companies, like a heavy engineering business called Nasco, have been damaged less severely but have different problems: Nasco is in Doura, now one of the deadliest districts in Baghdad.
forces recently arrested "tens" of FPS members who had slaughtered "over 100 persons" in the Baghdad neighborhood of Doura.
The bloodshed began when a bomber entered the vestibule of al-Khadimain mosque in the Iraqi capital's Doura district as worshippers inside knelt in prayer before detonating his explosives.
Interior Ministry spokesman Colonel Adnan Abdul-Rahman said Mr Kamil was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car in the southern Doura neighbourhood.